My headaches have not been as bad this week. The Mayo's nurse had followed up with me and suggested that I could be getting "rebound" headaches from taking Tylenol long term. She suggested a few days of tylenol, then a few of Ibuprofen. I think that has helped as they have generally been better.
Late last week I noticed a hint of nausea and wondered if it was from the radiation. By Sunday/Monday it was pretty much gone, then was back a little and growing each day after Tuesday. Nausea is one of the possible side effects, but I thought it would come later or maybe not at all. I got some medication for it today which seems to be helping tonight, but guess what the side effect is: headaches - now I have one again. So my spirits have not been as great this week, although in the scheme of things this is a minor trial. The main thing is that no food really looks that great to me and I could go a long time without eating except I know I need to.
The Indianapolis church has overwhelmed us (like everyone back home) with love and support. They have a meal list going to give us a couple frozen meals each Sunday. We've been invited over to homes on Sunday afternoons. So we are thankful to have a new church family here to make us feel at home and to pray.
Derek & Leann